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Janna Levin

Janna Levin is an astrophysicist and writer. She has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is the author of the popular-science book How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham prize. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012. Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University.

She is the creator/organizer of the panel discussion series entitled Scientific Controversies produced for Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation archived exclusively on Clocktower Radio.

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Dark Matter

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Scientific Controversies

Our observable universe shines with the light of hundreds of billions of galaxies, each with hundreds of billions of stars, vast clouds of gas and dust, nebula cast off in explosions — a zoo of luminous objects.

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Scientific Controversies No. 8: Are We Alone?

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Scientific Controversies

Are we alone? In this recording, astrophysicist Janna Levin invites biochemist Nick Lane, and astrobiologist Caleb Scharf, to discuss the origin of life on this planet, on other planets, and even in other universes.

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Rana X. Adhikari, Are We Alone?

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Scientific Controversies

Rana X. Adhikari discusses the origin of life on this planet, on other planets, and even in other universes, with host Janna Levin in anticipation of the Scientific Controversies event, Are We Alone?

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Scientific Controversies: Black Hole Blues

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Scientific Controversies

Astrophysicist Janna Levin and LIGO architect/MIT professor Rainer Weiss in a conversation about black holes, gravitational waves, and the soundtrack of our universe, moderated by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry.

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Are there fundamental limits to what we can know? Are there facts about the world that have no explanation? Astrophysicist and writer Janna Levin, neuroscientist Stuart Firestein, and philosopher Tim Maudlin investigate the frontiers of physics.

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Scientific Controversies: The Goddamn Particle

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

With acumen, insight, and humor, physicists Sean Carroll and Melissa Franklin clarify the importance of the discovery of the Higgs boson, the new trajectories of research it opens up into string theory, and the future plans for the LHC.

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Scientific Controversies: Time's Arrow

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Astrophysicist and writer Janna Levin invited physicist/philosopher David Albert to join in conversation with science writer James Gleick to consider the possibilities from time travel to time's arrow.

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Scientific Controversies: Many Worlds

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

Our universe may not be alone! We may live in a multiverse in which every possibility happens, and with each new possibility the universe branches off into another of many worlds. Or we may not. In conversation with...

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